Out With The Old...

So purging wasn't my plan.  Just wanted to clean up the closet a bit so we could move in it again after using it for Grand Central Station of Christmas presents and house overflow.  My college age daughters said they'd help.  Yay!  I think.

It really was good to have new perspectives on what to keep and not keep...albeit a bit painful.  My little fanny pack I've had for years, years...had to be relinquished.  It was such a handy little fanny pack too and there it is tossed aside.  The rest really did need to go (except my black shoe/boots that I dug out of a bag  this morning before we went to Mass...my daughters didn't even notice when I wore what they said were hideous shoe/boots to Mass!  Hey, it was snowing and I didn't know where my boots were!)

All is boxed and bagged now waiting in the foyer to be hauled to Simon House in Columbus.  So, if you're from the area and your kids will still let you use a fanny pack....Ha!

I hope you've all had a great Christmas and start to your New Year!  Our oldest girls went back to college today, but their classes for tomorrow were just canceled because of the snow.  I'm thinking our sophomore and 5th grader may be home tomorrow from school too.  The snow is still falling and is predicted to continue.  
I sure don't care much for the snow, but you can't deny it's beautiful!  I hope you can enjoy your weather wherever you are!


  1. Hi Jill! Just poppin in to say Happy New Year and see what you are up to....wow! Good for you (got to love purging!) My 12 year old got the "Clutter Control" book from American girl for Christmas and has been going to town in her room - yea!! I think I'm borrowing that book when she's done :)
    Have a great week!

  2. Oh the fanny pack. I remember having one years ago and they were nice to have, especially when hauling a baby or toddler around.
    Stay safe with the snow!

  3. Forgot to tell you I love your header photo.

  4. Lucky girl! Having your daughters help you purge... they could start a business!

  5. Doesn't it feel good to purge some of the 'stuff' from your house/life? Love that feeling.

  6. Oh Jill, your comment on my blog warmed my heart so much,surely you deserve to keep your fanny pack. Am I too late? Has it gone? Either way, the new year is looking a little brighter, thanks for the warm wishes, and good deal on the clean up/purge. xox...

  7. i totally love your drawn sad face. way to purge. i did that too with a few areas of the house and, it's a bit addicting. it feels so refreshing!

  8. If I get to Simon House I will grab that fanny pack, buy it, and mail it back to you! says the little enabler. I have an old green army canvas one from Orvis that I would NEVER THINK of giving away!!!! It's just big enough to hold my water bottle and cell phone for walks/hikes. But I do agree with the overall concept of purging! Xo, Sue

  9. I really smiled when I read your "fanny pack" comment. My late husband bought me a tooled leather one at a outdoor craft show years ago and I love it! Though I don't use it anymore (unless I'm going to a really great estate sale and I know I'll need to be fast and free!), I can't bear to get rid of it. I just toured your studio and must say I'm envious - in a good way. We have very similar "likes" and today I'm inspired to get busy and work on my own studio space. I've only been in this house a couple of months so it's still shaping up. Wonderful blog and inspiring message - I'm a new follower. Thanks for my chuckle of the day!
    God bless,
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek


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